Twenty-five vols., 8vo., with numerous plates on velin (photogravures by C. E. Walmsley, and some drawings and facsimiles), the frontispieces to each volume present in two states – monochrome on velin and coloured on cotton-rag; a fine set, edges untrimmed, in the original half maroon morocco, spines gilt in compartments, by the Riverside Press bindery; from the library of the printer and philanthropist Robert Gavron, Lord Gavron, with an purchase invoice from E. Joseph.
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